The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 22 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 64 70
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 20 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.39% 1.87% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.16% 9.44% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 20
Median daily rate £325 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £226 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £349 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +1.53% -3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £104.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.69% +447.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £21.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -24.88% +4.51%  

Windows Server 2012 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 245 360 310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 16.99% 19.82% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 184 140
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 31
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £54.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Manchester over the 3 months to 22 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 3 £350 -
Bolton - 2 £345 - 1
Windows Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 22 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (86.00%) Windows Server
3 34 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (44.00%) VMware
6 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (36.00%) DNS
8 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (32.00%) SQL
9 16 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
10 14 (28.00%) Citrix
11 13 (26.00%) TCP/IP
12 12 (24.00%) Firewall
12 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (22.00%) Migration
13 11 (22.00%) Cisco
14 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
14 10 (20.00%) VLAN
15 9 (18.00%) Web Services
15 9 (18.00%) Office 365
16 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
16 8 (16.00%) XenApp
16 8 (16.00%) NetApp
16 8 (16.00%) Blue Coat
16 8 (16.00%) ProxySG
17 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
17 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) IIS
3 5 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.00%) Apache
5 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (18.00%) Office 365
3 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.00%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) DNS
2 13 (26.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (24.00%) Firewall
4 10 (20.00%) VLAN
5 5 (10.00%) LAN
5 5 (10.00%) WAN
6 4 (8.00%) SAN
7 3 (6.00%) DHCP
8 2 (4.00%) FTP
9 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) DBA
2 7 (14.00%) SQL DBA
2 7 (14.00%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Server Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Administrator
5 4 (8.00%) Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Messaging Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Active Directory Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Data Centre Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) Web Services
2 6 (12.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) COM
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Replication
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) iPad
3 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (86.00%) Windows Server
3 34 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.00%) CentOS
6 1 (2.00%) Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Change Management
3 5 (10.00%) CRM
3 5 (10.00%) Document Management
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL
4 4 (8.00%) Security Hardening
5 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.00%) Application Performance Management
5 3 (6.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.00%) Change Control
6 2 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) DBS Check
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) MCSE
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) CCA
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.00%) MCP
4 1 (2.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.00%) ProxySG
3 8 (16.00%) XenApp
4 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) BladeLogic
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) VMware
2 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (28.00%) Citrix
4 11 (22.00%) Cisco
5 8 (16.00%) Blue Coat
5 8 (16.00%) NetApp
6 5 (10.00%) Intel
6 5 (10.00%) IronPort
6 5 (10.00%) RightFax
7 4 (8.00%) AppDynamics
7 4 (8.00%) HP
8 2 (4.00%) AppSense
8 2 (4.00%) Intel Security
8 2 (4.00%) Polycom
8 2 (4.00%) Symantec
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle
9 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.00%) Remedy
9 1 (2.00%) SAP